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Meet Abie, who is 34 years old and from Torkpoi town in the Bo Southern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children who are 14 and 18 years old. Abie's children are currently attending school. In 2004, she established a food market to raise income to support her household. She works eight hours per day and six days each week. Abie says that her business is doing well.

Abie is requesting a loan to buy food containers and palm oil. She hopes that the extra income from her loan will allow her to increase her business and help pay her children's school fees. In the future, Abie plans to open a big shop. She thanks you for your support.

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About BRAC Sierra Leone

This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.

BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,320.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD